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  1. Minecraft: Java Edition
  2. MC-156004

Zombie Pigman spawning is affected by light level

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: Minecraft 1.14.3, Minecraft 1.14.4 Pre-Release 2, 20w07a, 1.16 Pre-release 5, 1.16.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Labels:
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    • Confirmation Status:
      Confirmed
    • Category:
      Mob spawning

      Description

      The bug

      Zombie Pigmen stopped spawning near light sources in the nether. This bug affects gold farm by reducing the amount of valid spawning positions.

      To test it, I created spawning platforms in the nether (high above the nether ceiling, see screenshot). The only possible spawning block were on the platforms. Two platforms were empty, a third platform had torch rows on every second block, a fourth platform had glowstone rows two blocks above the platform. A fifth platform was made out of Magma Blocks.

      The results show, that pigmans can spawn on the first two platforms and the fifth platform. On the platforms with the torches and the glowstone above, no zombie pigmen spawned.

      Recreating this setup in 1.13.2 shows that pigman can spawn on all platforms.

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              Reporter:
              morgoth412 Chris Lucas
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